Join Manchester Metropolitan’s Future Economies Centre for Research and Knowledge Exchange as they explore the Autumn Budget 2021

15th November 2021, 11:41 am

The Future Economies Seminar Series focuses on the Greater Manchester area but all small business owners are welcome to join the events. They are free of charge to attend.

Please register for a complimentary ticket via our Eventbrite page here

About this seminar:

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, delivered his latest budget as well as setting out the medium-term spending plans of the government on 27 October. At the heart of the challenge is setting out the policy objectives of the long-trialed levelling-up white paper and crucially deciding how to fund them, and to distribute the money. Greater Manchester has produced its own levelling-up plan, building on previous strategies and seeking to support the recovery of the economy after Brexit and Covid, with a key narrative of building back better. Has the Chancellor’s budget made this easier or harder, and how different does the GM economy look after the recent challenges? This seminar will seek to answer these questions and guide policymakers where to go from here.


  • Chris Fletcher, Director of Policy of Communications, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
  • Christian Spence, Head of Economic Data & Analytics, Future Economies Research Centre, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Andy Hollingsworth, Head of Devolution Strategy, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • Lou Cordwell OBE, Chair, Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership


  • 16:45 Registration opens; refreshments available
  • 17:15 Seminar begins with presentations until 18:00
  • 18:00 Q&A with attendees
  • 18:45 Seminar concludes; wine and refreshments available until 19:30


Wednesday, November 17, 2021 4:45 pm – 6:45 pm


151 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WD

United Kingdom

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